Will the car of the year 2023 be Chinese?

A few months ago, it was Kia EV6 which won the car of the year election organized by the COTY jury (composed of 60 journalists from 23 European countries) just ahead of the Renault Mégane E-Tech and the Hyundai Ioniq5. A great first in the history of this election as a Korean vehicle had never managed to win. Now we will have to wait until the end of next winter to know the name of the winner of the 2023 edition of the elections. But should we expect a big surprise given the list of 45 shortlisted models?

So who will succeed the Kia EV6 winner in 2022?
So who will succeed the Kia EV6 winner in 2022?

As usual, this list includes a large number of European novelties, from the most classic (Alfa Romeo Tonal, Peugeot 408, Nissan X-Trail…) to the most elite (Ferrari 296 GTB, McLaren Artura…) including a large number of 100% electric models. And among these 100% electric models, there are many Chinese cars: the Middle Kingdom will be effectively defended by eleven representatives (if we count the Smart #1 as a Chinese car). And we also find the famous mg4 on this list, this modern compact whose prices give the competition a cold sweat…

Who has more chances to win?

So does the MG4 have a real shot at winning Car of the Year 2023? You’ll still have to beat several well-placed models as well. We are thinking in particular of the Dacia Jogger, which in our opinion represents the most affordable family car on the market today and has a remarkable price-performance ratio. The new Jeep Avenger, Honda Civic, Peugeot 408 and other Alfa Romeo Tonales could also seduce the jury. And you, who would you win on this list?

The list of 45 cars in the election of Car of the Year 2023

Alfa Romeo Tonal


BMW X1/iX1

bmw i7

Tango BYD

Citroen C5 X

Jogger Dacia

DFSK series 5

Ferrari 296 GTB

Ferrari Purosangue

Hongqi E-HS9

Honda Civic

jeep avengers

jeep grand cherokee

Kia Niro

kia sportsage

Land Rover Range Rover/Land Rover Range Rover Sport

lexus rz

emirate lotus

lucid air

Maserati Grecale

Mazda CX-60

Arthur McLaren

Mercedes-Benz GLC

Mercedes-EQ EQE

Mercedes-AMG SL



Child ES8

Child ET7

nissan ariya

Nissan X Trail

Opel/Vauxhall Astra

cat prays

peugeot 408

renault austral

Smart #1

Subaru Solterra/Toyota bZ4X

toyota aygox

toyota corolla cross


Vinfast VF8

Vinfast VF9

Volkswagen ID. Buzz

xpeng p5

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